Mopidy runs on all versions of Raspberry Pi. However, note that Raspberry Pi 2 B’s CPU is approximately six times as powerful as Raspberry Pi 1 and Raspberry Pi Zero, so Mopidy will be more joyful to use on a Raspberry Pi 2.
How to for Raspbian Jessie¶
Download the latest Jessie or Jessie Lite disk image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/.
If you’re only using your Pi for Mopidy, go with Jessie Lite as you won’t need the full graphical desktop included in the Jessie image.
Flash the Raspbian image you downloaded to your SD card.
See the Raspberry Pi installation docs for instructions.
You’ll need to enable SSH if you are not connecting a monitor and a keyboard. As of the November 2016 release, Raspbian has the SSH server disabled by default. SSH can be enabled by placing a file named ‘ssh’, without any extension, onto the boot partition of the SD card.
If you connect a monitor and a keyboard, you’ll see that the Pi boots right into the
If you boot with only a network cable connected, you’ll have to find the IP address of the Pi yourself, e.g. by looking in the client list on your router/DHCP server. When you have found the Pi’s IP address, you can SSH to the IP address and login with the user
raspberry. Once logged in, run
sudo raspi-configto start the config tool as the
raspi-configtool to setup the basics of your Pi. You might want to do one or more of the following:
- Expand the file system to fill the SD card.
- Change the password of the
- Change the time zone.
Under “Advanced Options”:
- Set a hostname.
- Enable SSH if not already enabled.
- If your will use HDMI for display and 3.5mm jack for audio, force the audio output to the 3.5mm jack. By default it will use HDMI for audio output if an HDMI cable is connected and the 3.5mm jack if not.
Once done, select “Finish” and restart your Pi.
If you want to change any settings later, you can simply rerun
Once you’ve rebooted and has logged in as the
piuser, you can enter
sudo -ito become
Install Mopidy and its dependencies as described in Debian/Ubuntu: Install from apt.mopidy.com.
Testing sound output¶
You can test sound output independent of Mopidy by running:
If you hear a voice saying “Front Center”, then your sound is working.
If you want to change your audio output setting, simply rerun
raspi-config. Alternatively, you can change the audio output setting
directly by running:
- Auto (HDMI if connected, else 3.5mm jack):
sudo amixer cset numid=3 0
- Use 3.5mm jack:
sudo amixer cset numid=3 1
- Use HDMI:
sudo amixer cset numid=3 2